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Volunteer Theresa B Kamara leads a community workshop (Tommy Trenchard/ Oxfam)

High Level Panel must support women’s collective action as key to realising women’s economic rights

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment The UN High Level Panel for Women's Economic Empowerment is seen as an important step in gender equality. But how can it ensure...

Grace Aciro with her family in Loigolo village in Alaa Parish, is located in the extreme north of Lamwo district in northern Uganada

For women's economic empowerment we need more caring men

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment In this latest installment to our Her Series, we take a look at the part men can play in unpaid care.  Nina Ford from Promundo-US,...

Woman farming (Abir Abdullah/ Oxfam)

An IMF that promotes gender equality? A long road lies ahead…

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment How can global institutions ensure tackling women's economic empowerment is done in the most effective way? Sargon Nisson from...

Women from the Banakoro village Saving for Change group - dubbed Sabougnuma, or "good deed" - hold their weekly meeting. (Rebecca Blackwell/Oxfam America)

Don’t be naïve, power is serious business

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment In this latest addition to our Her Series, Oxfam America's Director of Policy & Research, Gawain Kripke, shares with us his...

Daw Thain Si and her family

Her Series - Older women: invisible linchpins of the household economy

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment  Older women are often over looked in policy making and programme development in tackling unpaid care. As part of our Her Series,...

Julius Ceaser Kasujja/Oxfam

Her Series - A note on the ethics of changing norms

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment  In this latest addition to our Her Series Dr. Elise Klein, a Lecturer of Development Studies at Melbourne University,...

Photo courtesy: Goutham Jho; No Logo, Chennai, India.

Her Series - Tale of Buguru Chitamma: How a cooperative transformed fisher women into leaders

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment How can cooperatives help women to lead and take control of their livelihoods? In the first of our new 'Her Series' pieces,...

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Interactive infographic: Overcoming barriers to family planning in Pakistan

LEARNING: Oxfam Novib recently released a report on family planning in Pakistan which aimed to give an overview into the barriers women and their husbands face in adopting family planning...

Transforming tech for women

More than two-thirds of the world's population will be using smartphones by 2020, but how smart are they for women? Information and communication technology is transforming our lives, but is...

Feeling pressured

Safeguarding: getting our own house in order

LEARNING: How can international organizations ensure that they practice what they preach when it comes to gender equality, women's rights and related issues around protection? Hannah Clare,...